Reach Out & Read

Partnering with pediatricians to help families discover the joy of reading.

Reach Out and Read is a national, evidence-based initiative that promotes early literacy and school readiness by giving books to children at regular checkups starting at 6 months of age along with advice to parents about the importance of reading aloud. Children of Bellevue’s Reach out and Read encourages reading aloud as a regular, joyful home activity that can improve language development, parent-child interactions, and academic success.  One of the greatest gifts we can give a child is a love of reading, and it is never too early to begin.